(Way) Outside the WSOP (Day 7 Afternoon Update)

by , Jun 5, 2008 | 3:24 pm

What’s going on at the WSOP this afternoon while waiting for Tom updates from Michalski:

For the first time at the Series this year, an event sold out as the $1,500 NL 6-handed tournament drew a full field of 1,236. Reports from elsewhere said that at least 200 were shutout of the event. The Brasilia room still won’t be available for another week, costing those players (and Caesars/Harrah’s getting their 9%) the chance to participate. Less than 3 hours into the tournament and already the field is down by half. Maybe some of them will try their hand at the next tournament at 5pm, $2,500 Omaha 8/Stud 8. Other action after the jump.

At 3pm what is expected to be the last ESPN televised final table before the $50k HORSE will take place. The $1k NL/rebuy FT doesn’t have many well-known names, but they’ll all be eager to get that elusive gold bracelet all the same. About an hour later the $1,500 O8 final table will commence. Scott Clements is the most recognizable name of the nine as he’ll try to win a bracelet in 3 consecutive years.

Meanwhile, the $2k NL resumed at 2pm for their day 2 as they’re working their way to a final table for broadcast on ESPN360.com (if available in your area). About 100 are left in the field at the time of this report. Finally, the $10k Mixed event started shortly after 3pm, Tom Schneider leads the remaining 90 players who’ll work their way down to the final 8 tomorrow (unfortunately no TV for them).

More updates later this evening…

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